The first day of the Cape Town test was really exciting and kept the fans on the edge of their seats. After the South African captain won the toss and decided to bat first, Bhuvneshwar Kumar unleashed a havoc on the Proteas.
The hosts were brought to 12/3 and India was on top of the game in the very first hour of play. South Africa bounced back a little with De Villiers and Faf Du Plessis hitting fifties but both of them perished after lunch.
The hosts only managed 286 as Bhuvi picked up 4 wickets. AB De Villiers top scored for the hosts with a brave knock of 65.
Twitter is after Kohli for poor batting performance
After the South African batting crumbled, it was time for the Indian top order to be decimated by the lethal pace attack of the Proteas. First Murali Vijay fell to Philander edging one to the slips and then Shikhar Dhawan was sent back to the pavilion by Dale Steyn who was making a comeback after an year.
Then it brought the two most trustworthy batsmen, Pujara and Kohli at the crease. Virat Kohli however couldn’t last for long on the crease and edged a delivery from Morkel to the keeper and departed for 5. As the Indian captain fell cheaply, Twitter can’t hold back its anger and is lashing out on the Indian Skipper for being dismissed poorly.
Twitter lashed out all guns blazing on the Indian captain. From trolling him for having a honeymoon period in South Africa to being angry upon him for poking into a delivery outside the off stump.
Twitter is expressing great disappointment and wrath on Virat Kohli. With 13 wickets falling on day 1 it seems that the match result could be well seen before the fourth day itself.
Here are some twitter reactions:
Virat Kohli gets out on 5 runs only. This is what happened when u forced an employee to come office during his honeymoon days.#SAvIND
— Sunil- the cricketer (@1sInto2s) January 5, 2018
— Mitul Bora (@Mi2L008) January 5, 2018
— Pradyot patel (@Pradyotpatel1) January 5, 2018
Still on honeymoon hehhehe enjoy on BCCI and out expense @imVkohli
— JATIN (@jackhanna7123) January 5, 2018
— Yatharth (@Chota_thalaiva) January 5, 2018
— Vasishta Nagalla (@vasishtanagalla) January 5, 2018
— Bhat Umer (@bhatumer401) January 5, 2018
*Dhawan, Pujara and Kohli at a bar in SA*
Bartender : Sir our shots are famous. Kamikaze, Tequila, B-52 etc, which one would you like ?
Pujara: Let me decide guys, your shot selection sucks…#SAvIND
— The-Lying-Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 5, 2018
I'm actually surprised at how surprised people are at this Dhawan dismissal. You should be surprised only if he bats well.
— Vasanth Kumar (@gully_point) January 5, 2018
Shikhar Dhawan has already scored more number of boundaries than the runs people would have expected him to be score
— The Gamechanger (@tarun_0707) January 5, 2018
Just to watch Steyn run in, in whites, with that broad white wrist band – everything else is a bonus.#SAvsInd
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) January 5, 2018
"Kohli lingering to see if it was a legal delivery"
Holding you beauty #SAvsIND
— Goan Patiala 🥃 🥃 (@TheGoanPatiala) January 5, 2018
Hi Is that Sri Lanka Cricket? Yeah BCCI here, fancy another half dozen series this year…? #savind
— Innocent Bystander (@InnoBystander) January 5, 2018
Missing Sri Lanka? #SAvInd
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) January 5, 2018
Welcome back to real test cricket no. 1 test team of the world. #indvsa
— LOLendra Singh (@LOLendraSingh) January 5, 2018
Ravi Shastri : Jaldi out hogaya tu aaj
Dhawan: Nahi toh? Pehle se toh late hi out hua na. #INDvSA
— Akshay (@AkshayKatariyaa) January 5, 2018
India needs 87 to save the follow on. Sorry. Old habits. #SAvIND
— cricBC (@cricBC) January 5, 2018
It’s a little bit unfair that South Africa take all their catches in rhe cordon while India graciously drop all theirs.. #SAvIND
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) January 5, 2018
If South Africa get to 300 it will be their day. Once again, the lower order is hurting India in an away Test
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) January 5, 2018
It's high time some saints stop ranting over Kohli's aggression.#SAvIND
— Prajakta Bhawsar (@18prajakta) January 5, 2018
There is no use in having Bumrah if you can't even manage in a way he could be brought into the attack once the tail begins.
— Alagappan V (@IndianMourinho) January 5, 2018
Dhawan dropping catches as if he’s going to score all the runs against Rabada-Philander-Steyn.#SAvIND
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) January 5, 2018
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) January 5, 2018
So ridiculous the umpires tell Kohli to calm down there. He didn't send anyone off or sledge. Just celebrated. If you want test cricket to thrive let players show some emotion. So precious from Kettleborough #SAvIND
— Jon (@GoldenViews00) January 5, 2018